Hi, and welcome to my website!
My name is Bec McMaster and I live in a small country town in Victoria, Australia, with my boyfriend, and a beautiful dog named Kobe. I grew up either with my nose in a book or writing, and never understood why other people didn’t get to watch ‘all the movies in their heads’. Following a lifelong love affair with fantasy, I discovered romance at the age of sixteen, and haven’t looked back.
When I’m not writing I like to read, go hiking with my boyfriend, pore over travel brochures, and go to the gym. I’m addicted to travel, and love to set my books in foreign places. It’s the next best thing to travelling there. One day I vow to see the entire world, whether it’s by plane, paper, or imagination.
These days I can be found sitting at my computer with a hot mug of tea, creating the dark and dangerous world of the London Steampunk series, where vampires and werewolves stalk the eerie London rookeries, and even the darkest hero can find love. I’m a member of RWA (USA and Australia), and am represented by Jessica Faust of BookEnds; LLC.
I’m so grateful to get this chance to pursue my dream, so thank you to everyone who reads my books. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed writing them!
TWENTY RANDOM FACTS ABOUT BEC
1. My favourite quote is: ‘Dreamers who only dream, never have their dreams come true.’
2. The list of things I’ve wanted to be in my life include: an archaeologist, a travel agent, palaeontologist, biologist, librarian, and horse manager. Writer was always number one on the list, but I thought I’d better get a day job until then.
3. A few of my favourite movies include Last of the Mohicans; Mad Max:Fury Road; Pitch Black; Sherlock Holmes; The Mummy; The Princess Bride; Ladyhawke; Labyrinth; Lord of the Rings series; Indiana Jones; anything Marvel. You would be correct in guessing that I love ’80’s fantasy, and anything adventurous.
4. My favourite band is Florence and the Machine, though I’m partial to Gotye, System of a Down, and Foo Fighters.
5. Urban fantasy, paranormal romance and YA fantasy is my thing.
6. I never understood the Angel thing. It was always Spike.
7. I love watching documentaries with my boyfriend. It’s also possible I have a slight addiction to Game of Thrones, the 100, Outlander, Vikings, Supernatural, Buffy, Vampire Diaries, and the Originals.
8. The badder an anti-hero, the better.
9. Changing my hairstyle, or colour is a frequent occurrence.
10. I once skydived in Norway, but admit I might have been mildly concussed at the time after a morning incident involving white-water rafting, a miscreant paddle and a boulder.
11. I decided to bungee jump in New Zealand, having assumed jumping out of a plane was infinitely worse. I was wrong.
12. If I won a million dollars (or scored a major, super-duper publishing contract) I’d backpack around the world until the money was gone. My bucket list is basically a list of countries, and continents.
13. I realize that this sounds like an exciting life, but the honest truth is I spend a lot of time in front of the computer, wrapped in my dressing gown, with an occasional burst of excitement.
14. I love cooking of the Nigella Lawson school of thought. Much butter and sugar.
15. And try to run four nights a week to counter this.
16. I have two step-sisters, a step-brother, a half-sister, a half-brother and a partridge in a pear tree… Kidding about the partridge.
17. I’ve climbed the Eiffel Tower, drank apple tea in Istanbul, seen Swan Lake in St. Petersburg, dog-sledded on top of the Swiss Alps, skinny-dipped in the Greek Islands, gotten lost on the Moscow Underground, thrown a euro in the Trevi Fountain, hiked part of the Grand Canyon, ventured through ancient ruins in Mexico, and snowboarded in Queenstown.
18. Believe I should be officially sponsored by Twinings, after all of the tea I’ve consumed during the writing process.
19. Met my boyfriend when I was twelve and he was ten. He was the kid over the fence and I wanted nothing to do with him. This changed when I turned nineteen. He still can’t believe his luck. [EDITED TO ADD: Boyfriend believes a disclaimer should be entered here. But since I’m the author he doesn’t get a choice.]
20. Love fairytales in any form. The Disney versions, or the really dark Hans Christian Anderson, or Grimm Brothers stories. My favourite fairytale of all time is Beauty and the Beast.
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